Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march

Newscast
9:25 am
Fri January 23, 2015

World Games, China Spotlight and Gold Medals for Marchers

Iris Gross, Executive Director of the Birmingham International Center

Alabama is still buzzing over the news that Birmingham will be the host city for the 2021 World games. The first task in preparing to host the games will be to watch how Poland does it.

Wroclaw, Poland will be hosting the 2017 games and Alabama be taking notes on how that city handles it. Over four thousand athletes from one hundred countries usually take part.

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Newscast
9:53 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Impact Alabama, Senior Bowl and Disaster Loan Deadlines

Sarah Louise Smith, Executive Director of Impact Alabama

It’s tax season and university students across the state are rolling up their sleeves to help taxpayers manage all the paperwork.

The group Impact Alabama has opened help centers to assist families with children who earn fifty two thousand dollars a year or less. Families without children to make less than twenty thousand dollars also qualify for assistance.

Sarah Louise Smith is the Executive Director of Impact Alabama. She says families get tax tips and the student volunteers gain experience working with customers.

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Voting Rights March
4:09 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Alabama State Picked For Historic March Exhibit

The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.
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The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.

The park service and university President Gwendolyn Boyd signed a memorandum of understanding Monday. The signing comes one year before Alabama plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march.

Several sites in the capital city competed for the interpretative center, but officials said community support and resources clinched it for ASU.

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Interpretive Center-Grant
5:11 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Ala. Officials Award Grant To Voting Rights Center

State officials have awarded Alabama State University $800,000 in grant funding for the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Interpretive Center.
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State officials have awarded Alabama State University with $800,000 in grant funding for the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Interpretive Center.


The funding will be added to an existing grant of $1.2 million.


Director of Alabama State University's National Center for the study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture says the center will be located near Hornet Stadium on the university's campus.


Organizers say they hope to open the center in time for the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March in March 2015.

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Voting Rights March
4:49 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

March Re-Enactment Ends In Rally At Ala. Capitol

The Selma to Montgomery march re-enactors arrive at the state capitol building in Montgomery on Friday.
Credit Mickey Welsh / Montgomery Advertiser

About 200 people carried signs and sang spiritual songs at a rally at the Alabama Capitol marking the end of a re-enactment of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.


The protesters chanted old civil rights slogans, but also protested current issues. Many of the demonstrators carried signs protesting an education accountability bill that Republican lawmakers recently pushed through the Legislature.

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Selma-to-Montgomery March
6:34 am
Fri March 8, 2013

March Re-enactment to End at Alabama Capitol

Vice President Joe Biden (left) and U.S. Congressman John Lewis (right) prepare to lead a group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 3, 2013.
Dave Martin

A group re-enacting the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is scheduled to complete the journey at the state Capitol.


The group began its walk Monday. They are supposed to complete the last leg from west Montgomery to the downtown Capitol about 11 a.m. Friday. They will stand where Martin Luther King Jr. addressed thousands of marchers in 1965.